Events

Here you find the latest events of our center.

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ChainScience Conference 2024

Date: 05.04.2024 - 06.04.2024 | Time: | Location: UZH Irchel Campus
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Ethereum Zurich 2024

Date: 05.04.2024 - 07.04.2024 | Time: | Location: UZH Irchel Campus
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Digital Currency Revolution or Involution?

[Lecture Series Spring ’24] | [Hybrid] Dr Filippo Zatti serves as an Associate Professor of Economic Law at the prestigious…
Date: 12.03.2024 | Time: 18:15 - 19:30 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
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Blockchain and Sustainability: Quo Vadis ?

Dr Cathy Mulligan Dr Cathy Mulligan, a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow @ Robert Bosch Stiftung, a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial…
Date: 20.02.2024 | Time: 18:15 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
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CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track

Date: 12.01.2024 | Time: not yet confirmed | Location: Suvretta House, St. Moritz
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PostFinance & Crypto

[Industry Talk]
Date: 05.12.2023 | Time: 18:15 - 19:45 | Location: [Hybrid] RAA-G-15, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 59, 8006 Zürich | Online via Zoom
Speakers: Dr Alexander Thoma (Head of Digital Assets at PostFinance)
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Digital Asset Custody for Financial Services – What’s the deal?

[Industry Talk]
Date: 07.11.2023 | Time: 18:15 - 20:00 | Location: [Hybrid] KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich | Online via Zoom
Speakers: Katrin Koller
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[Postponed] Blockchain and Sustainability: Quo Vadis?

[Lecture Series] Due to unforeseen circumstances of our scheduled speaker, we must postpone the event. We apologise for any inconvenience…
Date: 31.10.2023 | Time: Postponed | Location:
Speakers: Dr Cathy Mulligan (Imperial College Business School)
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Let The Blockchain Follow

[Lecture Series]
Date: 24.10.2023 | Time: 18:15 - 20:00 | Location: RAI-F-41, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 74, 8006 Zürich | Online via Zoom
Speakers: Prof. Dr Kotaro Kataoka
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AI-Enhanced Security in DeFi: Leveraging LLMs for Proactive Defense

Date: 19.09.2023 | Time: 18:15 - 20:00 | Location: RAI-F-41, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 74, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Arthur Gervais
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A Rand Index-Based Analysis of Consensus Protocols

Date: 17.07.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: [Hybrid] RAI-F-41, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 74, 8006 Zürich | Online via Zoom
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Blockchain Decentralisation – a Stratified Approach

Date: 11.07.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Prof. Aggelos Kiayias
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Point Zero Forum – Innovation Tour by University of Zurich

Date: 28.06.2023 | Time: 12:45 - 14:15 | Location: KOL-G-217, University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
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Trust Mechanism Design on Blockchain: An Interdisciplinary Approach of Game Theory, Reinforcement Learning and Human-AI Interaction

Date: 20.06.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich | Online via Zoom
Speakers: Prof. Luyao Zhang
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ChainScience Conference 2023

Date: 15.06.2023 - 17.06.2023 | Time: 9:00 - 20:00 | Location: The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 02116
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Gold or Lead? The Alchemy of Crypto Art & Its Markets

Date: 08.06.2023 | Time: 13:15 - 18:00 | Location: UZH Main Aula, KOL-G-201, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
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Dissecting DeFi – on Digital Assets, Decentralised Governance, and Digital Identities

[Lecture Series Spring’23] | [Hybrid]
Date: 23.05.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-G-212, University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Gilbert Fridgen
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Beyond Chains: the potential and challenges of DAG-based Distributed Ledgers

[Lecture Series Spring ’23] | [Hybrid]
Date: 18.04.2023 | Time: 18:15 - 20:15 | Location: KOL-G-221, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Sebastian Müller
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EthereumZuri.ch Conference + Hackathon

Date: 14.04.2023 - 16.04.2023 | Time: 9:00 - 18:00 | Location: University of Zurich, HAH building, Häldeliweg 2, 8044 Zürich
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Convex, a paradigm shift in convergent execution

[Industry Talk Spring ’23] | [Hybrid]
Date: 28.03.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-G-217, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland | Online via Zoom
Speakers: Adam Helins
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Robustness of the Tangle 2.0 Consensus

[Seminar Series Spring ’23] [Hybrid]
Date: 15.03.2023 | Time: 13:00 - 14:00 | Location: AND-4-57, University of Zürich, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Speakers: Dr. Bing-Yang Lin
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Scaling Smart Contracts Via Layer-2 Technologies

[Lecture Series Spring’23]
Date: 14.03.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Prof. Catherine Tucker (MIT Sloan School of Management)
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Grassroot Consensus: Foundations for Democratic Distributed Ledger Technology

[Seminar Series Spring ’23] | [Onsite | Brown-Bag]
Date: 13.03.2023 | Time: 11:30 - 13:30 | Location: AND-3-46, University of Zürich, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Speakers: Prof. Dr Ehud Shapiro
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NFT: Legal Developments Around the Globe

[Seminar Series Spring’23] [Hybrid | Brown-Bag]
Date: 09.03.2023 | Time: 12:30 - 14:00 | Location: KO2-F-152, University of Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland
Speakers: Prof. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy & Prof. Rolf H. Weber
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On Scalable Implementation of Web3

[Lecture Series Spring’23]
Date: 21.02.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-G-212, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich and Online
Speakers: Prof. Ahto Buldas & Prof. Dirk Draheim
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Web3 Big Data, Blockchain Forensics, and Financial Inclusion

[Lecture Series Spring’23]
Date: 24.01.2023 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Prof. Lin William Cong
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Transaction Fee Mechanism Design

Lecture Series Autumn 22
Date: 13.12.2022 | Time: 18:30 - 20:30 | Location: RAA-G-01, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 59, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Tim Roughgarden
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Three Vignettes from the Distributed Trust Paradigm of Computing

Seminar Series Autumn 22
Date: 12.12.2022 | Time: 14:00 - 16:00 | Location: AND-3-06, Andreasstrasse 15/Universität Zürich, 8050 Zürich, Switzerland
Speakers: Prof. John Augustine
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DAO Symposium 2022

Date: 29.11.2022 | Time: 16:00 - 21:00 | Location: TRUST SQUARE Poststrasse 5/7, 8001 Zürich
Speakers: Isla Munro-Hochmayr, Romedi Ganzoni, Michael Lustenberger, Florian Spychiger
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Julius Bär: A traditional private bank engaging in digital assets

Industry Talk Autumn 22
Date: 15.11.2022 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Christoph Bawidamann, Aline Renda, Manuel Villegas
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“Life-World” on Ledger: Insights from Exploring Blockchains through Archival and Social Theoretic Lenses

Lecture Series Autumn 22
Date: 01.11.2022 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: Online via Zoom
Speakers: Prof. Victoria L. Lemieux
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NFT’s – Risk or opportunity? A simplified insight into the Legal & Compliance Dos and Don’ts

Industry Talk Autumn 22
Date: 18.10.2022 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: lic. iur. Awin Tavakoli
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Transparent, Trustworthy & Privacy-Preserving Supply Chains

Lecture Series Autumn 22
Date: 11.10.2022 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Dr Salil Kanhere
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Cloud Empires and The Cryptographers’ Quest to Replace Politics with Technology

Lecture Series Autumn 22
Date: 20.09.2022 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-18, University of Zürich,Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Dr Vili Lehdonvirta
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Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN Block #6) @Zurich [Hybrid]

Details Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) provides an open and neutral sphere for all stakeholders to deepen common understanding and to…
Date: 26.07.2022 | Time: | Location: RAA-G-01, University of Zürich Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich
Speakers: Sébastien Kränzlin, Prof. Ali Nejadmalayeri, Kamal Youssefi, Caroline Hill
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Swiss Blockchain Environment – new insights from projects at UZH

Details Participants will hear how the UZH Blockchain Center (BCC) supports start-ups in the development of future-oriented business models: (1)…
Date: 21.06.2022 | Time: 13:00 - 15:00 | Location: University of Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone, Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens, Prof. Dr. Christian Ewerhart
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[Lecture Series FS22] Policies and Governance for Inclusive Crypto Protocols

Details Prof. Nathan Schneider (University of Colorado Boulder) Abstract As blockchain protocols become increasingly mainstream economic infrastructure, it matters what…
Date: 14.06.2022 | Time: 18:00 - 20:00 | Location: Online
Speakers: Prof. Nathan Schneider
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[Lecture Series FS22] Creating Digital Property Rights Using Blockchain

Details Prof. Dr. Co-Pierre Georg (University of Cape Town) Abstract Coded power is the ability to shape the behavior of…
Date: 17.05.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Seminar Series FS22] Abstraction Distributed Ledger Technology: A Service based Framework enabling Distributed Trust Application Design and Integration

Details Dr. Arbër Salihi(University of Geneva) Abstract By challenging the traditional approaches based on trusted third parties, distributed ledger technology…
Date: 06.05.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS22] Towards a regenerative architecture through blockchain

Details Dr. Theo Dounas Abstract The AEC (architecture-engineering-construction) industry is one of the most fragmented and adversarial industries globally, while…
Date: 26.04.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Seminar Series FS22] One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch: Transaction DoS in MimbleWimble Blockchains

Details Seyed Ali Tabatabaee(University of British Columbia) Abstract As adoption of blockchain-based systems grows, more attention is being given to…
Date: 25.04.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS22] Transaction Dynamics of Blockchain and Predictable Bitcoin Bubbles

Details Prof. Didier Sornette (ETH Zurich) Abstract Prof. Didier Sornette will present empirical and theoretical results on: Literature [1] Spencer…
Date: 29.03.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Seminar Series FS22] DLT Network Risks

Details Asger Balle Pedersen Time Tuesday, 14 Feb. 2022 17:00 – 19:00 Online Via Zoom Zoom link will be visible…
Date: 14.02.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS22] Economic Implications of Scaling Blockchains

Details Prof. Fahad Saleh (Wake Forest University) Abstract Leading blockchains (e.g., Bitcoin and Ethereum) involve prohibitive transaction costs, and those…
Date: 08.02.2022 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS21] Legally Recognizable DAOs: U.S. Legal Pathways, Personhood, and Open Questions

Details Prof. Carla Reyes (SMU Dedman School of Law) Abstract This lecture will consider the emerging pathways in the United…
Date: 14.12.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[IOTA Workshop] IOTA: a Lightweight Alternative to Blockchain for the Internet of Things

Details Luigi Vigneri & Andreas Penzkofer & Olivia Saa Abstract IOTA has introduced a paradigm shift in the design of…
Date: 13.12.2021 | Time: | Location:
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NFT-Symposium

Details Was steckt hinter dem Phänomen NFT? Dieser Frage wollen wir am 02. Dezember in der Aula in Winterthur im…
Date: 02.12.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Industry talk–Actus]Smart Financial Contracts – The Future of Capital Markets

Details Dr. oec. Willi Brammertz Abstract We will discuss the concept of smart contracts following the definition of Szabo and…
Date: 30.11.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS21] Regulation of Digital Assets: Rulemaking, Crypto-Enforcement, and Market Impact

Details Prof. Yuliya Guseva Abstract Machiavelli famously said that actions of all men, particularly of regulators, should be judged by…
Date: 09.11.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Industry talk–Accenture] Central Bank Digital Currencies

Details Katrin Koller & Petar Zelic Abstract This industry talk will focus on central bank digital currencies and their application…
Date: 26.10.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS21] Blockchain, Finance Industry

Details Prof. Monica Singer Abstract This lecture will cover the following: · The Art of the possible with Blockchain technology…
Date: 19.10.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS21] Smart Contracts: Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Frameworks

Details Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber (UZH) & Prof. Dr. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy (Bilkent University)& Prof. Dr. Marco Dell’Erba (UZH)…
Date: 21.09.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS21] Two blockchain scenarios: Agriculture index insurance and supply chain finance

Details Prof. Dr. Fangfang Tang (Peking University) Abstract Case Study 1: Agriculture index insurance and Blockchain applicationChinese agriculture insurance market…
Date: 08.06.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Seminar Series FS21] Entscheidungshilfen für den Blockchaineinsatz in der Verwaltung

Details Dr. Liudmila Zavolokina, Florian Spychiger, Benjamin Lehmann Abstract Die Staatskanzlei des Kantons Zürich hat in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Blockchain…
Date: 01.06.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS21] Smart Contracts in Construction

Details Prof. Dr. Daniel Hall & Jens Juri Hunhevicz (ETH) Abstract Blockchain provides an opportunity to integrate digital information, management,…
Date: 18.05.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Seminar Series FS21] New Legal Framework for DLT-Business Models

Details Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber (UZH) Abstract Switzerland wants to become a “Blockchain Nation”. Even if the current legal…
Date: 27.04.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS21] Don’t forget the people! Self-organising communities and the crypto

Details Dr. Andrea Baronchelli (City University of London) Abstract In this talk, Andrea Baronchelli will present two examples of how…
Date: 20.04.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS21] Decentralized Autonomous Risk Transfer on the Blockchain

Details Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun & Niklas Häusle  Abstract The rise of blockchain technology enables a fully automated decentralized autonomous risk…
Date: 23.03.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS21] Towards ethical machines – the AI contribution

Details Prof. Abrahan Bernstein (UZH) and Suzanne Tolmeijer Abstract Increasingly complex and autonomous systems require machines to reason about ethics to…
Date: 23.02.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS20] Smart Contracts on Distributed Ledger: The End of Property?

Details Prof. Dr. Stefan Bechtold (ETH) Abstract Smart contracts and blockchain systems have put unprecedented powers in the hands of…
Date: 19.01.2021 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS20] The Limits of Smart Contracts

Details Dr. Jens Frankenreiter,  Columbia Law School Abstract According to some observers, smart contracts based on blockchain technology have the potential…
Date: 15.12.2020 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS20] Central Bank Digital Currencies

Details Dr. Thomas Moser, Swiss National Bank Abstract With the emergence of Bitcoin and recently proposed stablecoins from BigTechs, such…
Date: 01.12.2020 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series HS20] Tokenization: From Crypto Assets to Euro-on-Blockchain

Abstract Once the financial infrastructure is created for more effective value transfers, many positive spill-over effects will follow. This lecture…
Date: 17.11.2020 | Time: | Location:
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Auf dem Weg zu neuen digitalen Geldordnungen

Details UZH – URPP Financial Market Regulation – Public Events 2020 (in German) Meeting of the URPP Financial Market Regulation…
Date: 09.11.2020 | Time: | Location:
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UZH Blockchain Center’s Academia meets Industry

Details The UZH Blockchain Center invites you to the first event in the new series in which leading practitioners in…
Date: 27.10.2020 | Time: | Location:
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3rd UZH Blockchain Center Meet-up

Details We are happy to announce that we will host a 3rd UZH BC Center Meet-up. The goal of this…
Date: 29.09.2020 | Time: | Location:
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Overview: Lecture Series-Autumn 2020

Details The Lecture Series is an academic programme of the UZH Blockchain Center to delve into new research ideas and…
Date: 01.09.2020 | Time: | Location:
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[Lecture Series FS2020] Shadow Central Banking

Details Prof. Dr. Marco Dell’Erba, University of Zurich Time Tuesday, 21 July, 2020 17:00 Online Lecture Open Google Maps and…
Date: 21.07.2020 | Time: | Location:
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Summer School: Deep Dive into Blockchain–Linking Economics, Technology and Law

Details This online summer school program will give you a complete immersion into the topic of blockchain from world-leading experts…
Date: 05.07.2020 | Time: | Location:
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A network view of cryptocurrencies: the Bitcoin case-study [Lecture Series FS2020]

Details Prof. Dr. Tiziano Squartini (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca) Time 30, June, 2020 17:00 Online Lecture Open Google…
Date: 30.06.2020 | Time: | Location:
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Digital money and central bank digital currency [Lecture Series FS2020]

Details Prof. Dr. Dirk Niepelt (University of Bern) Abstract Central banks already issue digital money, but only to a select…
Date: 09.06.2020 | Time: 17:00 - 19:00 | Location: Online
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Dirk Niepelt (University of Bern)
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Swiss Symposium Blockchain Research

Details A full-day scientific programme, with the widest representation of Swiss institutions. Our goal is to connect practitioners with cutting…
Date: 14.05.2019 | Time: 10:00 - 17:00 | Location: RAA-G-01, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich
Speakers: Prof. Dr Aleksander Berentsen, Prof. Dr Bryan Ford, Prof. Dr Roger Wattenhoffer, Prof. Dr Rolf H. Weber, Prof. Paolo Tasca, Prof. Dr Arthur Gervais, Jörn Erbguth, Michael Lustenberger, Massimo Morini
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State of Cryptoeconomics Research[Lecture Series FS2019]

Details Dr Shermin Voshmgir (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Abstarct  The talk will give an overview of the research…
Date: 19.02.2019 | Time: 18:15 - 20:00 | Location: KOL-E-21, Rämistrasse 71, 8001 Zürich
Speakers: Dr. Shermin Voshmgir
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